As for the cup and saucer, the printing is clumsy (maybe not surprising since it would have been an inexpensive item originally). The blue is also a strange shade - a bit too bright, and it all looks too new. Hmmm... No ID marks. On the bowl, again, the transfer is fuzzy and the color of the body and the transfer seems off. Looking at it closely today, I did see a few utensil marks in the bottom and some wear on the bottom but still... Also, the mark is strange. I can't read the words - the anchor ad the "B" are clear enough. I have been a member here for a couple of years and I am (obviously) far from expert, but this isn't one I have seen and something about it doesn't pass the sniff test.
I paid between $20 and $30 for each piece so not killingly expensive. Certainly too much for fakes, though, and not good for presents, which was my plan. If they're fakes, I thought some of you all might have seen the same stuff around.
Thanks for any help:
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